Events

14 Bands, 2 Days, 1 Rockin’ Show

14 Bands, 2 Days, 1 Rockin’ Show

By Robert Roy Britt — Think of it as Coachella in New River, with 14 bands over two days. OK, maybe a little more innocent and you might not know the bands by name, and most of the band members are kids… but that shouldn’t stop the music-loving hoards from descending on the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon […]

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Gem and Mineral Show in Anthem
By March 20, 2017 Read More →

Gem and Mineral Show in Anthem

Yes, this event rocks! Check out the annual Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club showcase for gems, minerals, fossils, fluorescents, jewelry, beads, wire wrapping, geodes, raffles and kids events. When 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26 Where Boulder Creek High School Cost $3 adults $2 students & seniors Free […]

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Anthem Days: Time for Some Serious Fun
By March 19, 2017 Read More →

Anthem Days: Time for Some Serious Fun

This annual spring event draws residents from all over the Valley for weekend events, a carnival and an egg hunt (details on all below). Entry is free, but there’s a charge for the carnival, some other events, and the food & drink. Highlights for 2017: Frazier Shows Carnival (Thursday evening through Sunday) Craft and food […]

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Meet the New Phoenix Police Chief

Meet the New Phoenix Police Chief

Jeri Williams, Phoenix police chief since October, will hold a town hall in Anthem. The event is open to everyone in the North Phoenix area. From 2011 to 2016, Williams was police chief in Oxnard, Calif., where she focused on community-based policing, oversaw the implementation of police body cameras, and coordinated training on use of […]

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Spring Cleaning: Big Recycling Event Open to All

Spring Cleaning: Big Recycling Event Open to All

By Karen Goveia  —  From New River to Norterra, we all have junk. Now’s the time to clear the piles and pack up the Prius… (or the pickup)―no matter where you live. Gather those paint cans, old electronics, unused medication and documents to be shredded, along with household and clothing donations, for the biggest recycling event […]

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Juried Art Show & Sale
By February 19, 2017 Read More →

Juried Art Show & Sale

The second “Art in Public Places” exhibit, featuring paintings and other artwork by North Valley artists, is on display at the Civic Building in Anthem. The art, which is for sale, can be seen anytime during normal business hours. There will be a reception March 1 when people can meet the artists. The exhibit is a partnership between the […]

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Classical Concert to Feature Teen Violinist
By February 14, 2017 Read More →

Classical Concert to Feature Teen Violinist

When 14-year-old Jonathan Green plays “Accolay’s Violin Concerto #1” at a North Valley Symphony Orchestra concert March 4, he’ll be playing it on a brand new, handmade violin that he won in an NVSO violin competition. Jonathan has Asperger’s and attention deficit disorder. “Music calms me and helps in working through different problems,” he said. […]

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Adopt a Pet Saturday in Anthem: Dogs, Cats, Rabbits & Rats
By February 10, 2017 Read More →

Adopt a Pet Saturday in Anthem: Dogs, Cats, Rabbits & Rats

Whether you’re looking for your first furry friend or adding another to the clan, you may meet your new pal at PACC911’s annual pet-adopt-a-thon. More than 60 rescue groups will bring hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats, rabbits and rats to Anthem Community Park. About 80 were adopted at last year’s event, and PACC911 founder Bari […]

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Roaring ’20s Gala to Benefit Children’s Charity
By January 24, 2017 Read More →

Roaring ’20s Gala to Benefit Children’s Charity

Guests from around the Valley will enjoy dinner, entertainment, a raffle and live auction at a fundraiser for Arizonans for Children. The nonprofit aims to alleviate hardship and improve the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected children in foster care. Donations and sponsorships are sought. “This would be a great opportunity for any company to […]

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5 Great Winter Weekend Trips
By December 27, 2016 Read More →

5 Great Winter Weekend Trips

By Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher — Any time of year is a great time for an Arizona road trip, but in winter, you can generally avoid snow by heading to the southern part of the state. Here are some of our favorite destinations along routes that can be managed in a weekend. Kartchner Caverns State […]

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Christmas Tree Disposal
By December 27, 2016 Read More →

Christmas Tree Disposal

Ho, ho … Now what? Depending on where you live, here are three places that’ll take that dead tree: Anthem Drop Anthem residents can drive through and drop off stripped trees at the maintenance yard at Anthem Community Park. Representatives from Republic Services will unload it for you. Saturday, Jan. 7 (8 a.m.–2 p.m.) Info […]

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Local Boy Lands Broadway Role
By December 20, 2016 Read More →

Local Boy Lands Broadway Role

By Casey Rose — Nine-year-old Lennon Hammond of Anthem has been cast in the Tony Award-winning Broadway show, “Fun Home,” a play about a young woman named Alison, and the discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. Lennon, who plays Alison’s brother John, […]

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